For a twist on the classic chicken enchilada casserole, this slow cooker recipe is topped with homemade corn bread.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
2 hrs 45 mins


Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Corn Bread Topper


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat the inside of a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook just until browned, about 3 minutes.

  • In the prepared slow cooker combine the chicken, enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, beans, green chile peppers, cheese, cumin, oregano, basil and chili powder. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 hours.

  • Meanwhile, prepare corn bread topper. In a medium bowl stir together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl combine milk, egg product and melted butter. Add milk mixture all at once to cornmeal mixture; stir just until moistened (mixture will be thin).

  • If using low-heat setting, turn cooker to high-heat setting. Gently spoon cornbread topper evenly over mixture in cooker. Cover and cook about 50 minutes more or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of corn bread comes out clean. (Do not lift cover during cooking.) Top with sliced green onions and top with yogurt, if desired. Serve immediately.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda(R) Sugar Blend: Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 268 calories, 30 g carbohydrate, 6 g total sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup
273 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 31.2g; dietary fiber 3.5g; sugars 7.2g; fat 8.4g; saturated fat 4.4g; cholesterol 45.8mg; vitamin a iu 740.5IU; vitamin c 7.5mg; folate 36.8mcg; calcium 171.1mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 40.7mg; potassium 381.4mg; sodium 567.1mg.

1/2 vegetable, 2 starch, 1 lean protein, 1 fat